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BA Furniture and Interior Design

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  • Objectives
    The course reflects the growing collaborative practice of design, crossing the boundaries of interior design, art, architecture and furniture. The range of study includes site- specific furniture-scale projects, small-scale building structures and the comprehensive spatial and structural manipulation of existing buildings.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Art and Design Foundation, BTEC, National Diploma or equivalent accepted. Normally applicants attend an interview and present their portfolio. Alternatively, A level/AS level/Vocational A level: normally 220-300 points.
  • Academic Title
    BA Furniture and Interior Design
  • Course description
    BA Furniture and Interior Design


    Three Dimensional Design Furniture And Interior Design Year 1

        * There is a comprehensive foundation in 3D design, including an awareness of the numerous opportunities, processes and connections within contemporary furniture and interior design
        * You will be introduced to key practical and intellectual skills needed for the award, with scope to develop your own creative approach to design
        * Each specialism shares introductory studio projects and design culture lectures
        * You choose from a range of projects reflecting the variety of design topics available in the specialist fields
        * Experienced staff will support you as you make your progress toward your chosen profession in design

    Three Dimensional Design Furniture And Interior Design Year 2

        * A diverse range of studio projects linked to the design culture programme develops your skills, knowledge and understanding
        * You are encouraged in the development of your own interests and philosophies
        * An emphasis is placed on exploring the relationships and synergy between furniture, space, materials, function and context
        * You will be encouraged to employ a diverse range of  design methods for understanding and developing concepts
        * Working methods include the construction of full size prototypes, computer modelling and precedent studies
        * Seminars emphasise the creative articulation of space and 3-D objects

    Three Dimensional Design Furniture And Interior Design Year 3

        * Building on your range of skills, ideas and understanding, you are encouraged to further develop specific interests and your own design philosophy in a professional context
        * Through a series of negotiated and directed projects you can develop a folio of exciting projects on contemporary themes
        * The influence of external/professional contexts allows  the development of a major project, personal portfolio, a final exhibition and participation in national events such as the 'New Designers Exhibition' at the Business Design Centre, London

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